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Estonia to chair meeting on ‘violent crimes’ in Syria at UN Security Council | New

Estonian Ambassador to the United Nations Sven Jurgenson will host the meeting on Monday.

Foreign Ministry spokespersons told BNS: “The session will also be an opportunity to revitalize the UN Security Council discussions on this issue and to underline the Council’s commitment to take action to to ensure international peace and security “.

Speakers at the Arria formula meeting include Catherine Marchi-Uhel, head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the most serious crimes under international law committed in the Republic Syrian Arab since March 2011.

In addition, Claus Kress, professor of criminal and international law at the University of Cologne, Waad Al-Kateab, Syrian journalist and director, and Omar Alshogre, war refugee and representative of Syrian civil society, will be present.

At the invitation of Estonia, the co-chairs of the meeting with Estonia are France, the United States and the United Kingdom, members of the Security Council, and the members of the UN Belgium, Canada, Germany , Georgia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Qatar, Sweden and Turkey.

The session can be watched on ONE TV.

Estonia’s term on the United Nations Security Council ends on December 31, 2021.

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